We need to move beyond shareholder resolutions and begin building a divestment campaign against health insurers like the one aimed at American corporations doing business with South Africa's apartheid government.
Living in these United States, there comes a point at which you throw your hands up in exasperation and despair and ask a fundamental question: how much excess profit does corporate America really need?
Insurance executives are not here to negotiate or to shape legislation. They are here to stop health care reform dead in its tracks. They will not be "convinced" to allow health care reform to pass the Congress.
As in Massachusetts, if national health reform happens, we will witness the launch of a long term, serious national conversation about rising health care costs and what to do about them. There's still no magic bullet.